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LiteLocker hides your Christmas lights

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

Christmas lights are cool, but they are a pain since you need to take them down again when the season is over. The LiteLocker will help make it less of a chore. The idea is that it will fold up and hide the lights behind a protective cover once the Christmas season is over.

That not only keeps them out of sight, but you also won’t need to go through the hassle of putting them all away. It’s available in 4-foot lengths and will ship with all of the necessary wiring, sockets and light bulbs to get you started.

Brother Entrepreneur Pro PR-1000 Sewing Machine with built-in camera and scanner

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

This isn’t your grandmother’s sewing machine. The Brother Entrepreneur Pro PR-1000 is the world’s first 10-needle embroidery machine with built-in camera-like technology, low-cost digital garment printer, and the first sewing machine with a built-in scanner.

Yeah, your grandmother might not even know what to do with this thing. When the machine was launched in Europe earlier this year the price was around £7999.00 (USD $12,500). This one is for the serious diy-er who has some serious money.

Automatic Trash Can with Multi-sense

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2010

Man it is so hard to open the lid of a trash can to throw away trash. That’s why we need an automatic trash can. Simplehuman has come up with an automatic trash can, called the sensor can, that has a multi-sense sensor. That means it can guess what you’re trying to do and determine whether to keep the lid open or not.

When the lid is closed, the sensor zone is above the trash can, so walking past won’t trigger it. Once the lid is open, the sensor zone is widened to see if you are still around and throwing things away. If you stay there for over three seconds, it will enter a stay-open mode for thirty seconds. It’s powered by six C batteries which will last a year, or you can run it off the socket.

Blest H Plastic to Oil Converter

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 5th, 2010

Ever have the urge to turn some of those annoying plastic bags back into oil? Well, now you can do just that at home thanks to the Blest H, a desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company doesn’t say exactly how this is done, but it looks neat.

They make industrial sized machines as well, but this one is for home. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time. Hey, if you make enough oil, maybe you can sell it and be your own BP.

Omron Body Fat Monitor Scale

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2010

If you need a device to calculate your body fat content, the Omron Body Fat Monitor Scale will also measure your Body Mass Index (BMI) in just seconds. You just need to put in the necessary information first, like age, gender and height.

This scale is capable of storing information for up to four users and also has a guest function for your guests to give it a try. The scales uses bioelectrical impedance analysis in order to measure body fat, and it comes in chrome or steel models for $89.95.

Sceptre entertainment centers are easy to build

Posted in Home,Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on August 17th, 2010

I once volunteered to build some of those desks that you have to construct out of all the little pieces of MDF and tons of screws and cam locks. I have also built my share of entertainment centers from the same stuff before. They are all a massive pain and take forever to finish.

Sceptre is a company we have talked about before and is best known for its cheap and cool LCD TVs and computer screens. Sceptre has announced that it will be getting into the entertainment center furniture business with a line of assembly required offerings needing no tools to build.

BottleBob Bottle Cap Punch creates a straw hole

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

Let’s say you are so weak that you can’t remove a twist cap. If that’s the case, this device is for you. Forget trying to open that tight cap. Just punch a hole in that sucker and put a straw in.

It works for soda and beer and your straw won’t bob around. It’s a simple and ingenious solution for you straw users out there and it’s only $21. Hopefully when it punches the hole, that piece of metal or plastic doesn’t end up in your drink.

Taylor 550 Pound Projection Scale

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on July 23rd, 2010

The Taylor 550 Pound Projection Scale, much like it’s name implies, has a small projector that projects your weight onto the wall so everyone can see it. The projector can be adjusted to your preferred viewing height and has a focus wheel to make the image sharper in case you can’t believe your eyes.

The projection scale accurately weighs up to 550lb. So most people can use this no matter their immense girth. Some other features include an extra large 2-inch LCD display with 1.8-inch digits and it uses three AA batteries.

Renshui China’s smart faucets

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2010

Renshui high-tech faucets from China not only look stylish, but they are smarter than other faucets. The flow and temperature of the water is controlled by the built-in ‘smart chip’. All you need to do is touch it and you can change the settings anyway you like for a perfect bath.

A smart indicator light keeps you safe from burns. The water’s temperature is displayed right there on the body of the faucet itself. It sure looks luxurious.

Maytag Bravos Steam dryer is smarter than your dryer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on July 2nd, 2010

This dryer is smarter than the one in your home. The Maytag Bravos Steam dryer ships with Intellidry Sensor technology that can sense whether the clothes inside are already dry and even offer you a real time estimate on when everything within will be dry. No more using a timer.

There’s also a steam refresh mode that helps with wrinkles, a 150 minute wrinkle prevent drying mode andan interior light. It will cost you $1,199 and comes in four cool colors

Waffle maker puts waffles on a stick

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2010

This one is a game changer, shattering all your preconceptions about waffles. Lolly is a waffle maker that produces 9.4-inch waffle cones on a stick. Waffles on a stick!

Lolly comes from Triangular Concept and can make four of these delicious-looking waffle-sicles in under two minutes. Or I guess you could use an ordinary waffle maker and insert your own stick if you want.

Dyson unveils two new fanless fans

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Those masters of vacuum design at Dyson have now updated their revolutionary bladeless fan design with a few larger fans. The AM02 Tower is 100cm tall and can take in up to 33L of air each second, it will also amplify the amount by about 16 times using “Air Multiplier” technology.

You can get them in iron, blue and silver, or plain silver colors. The AM03 Pedestal fan blows about 18x the wind from the 33L that it sucks in. It stands at 1.4m in height and features a redesigned pedestal technology and a spring mechanism which lets you change the height and angle.

Xelsis Digital ID coffee machine serves by fingerprint identification

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2010

A perfect cup of coffee can really get you going. But in an office setting, you can’t really make the perfect cup of coffee. That’s where this new coffee maker comes in handy. The Xelsis Digital ID from Saeco can remember your preferences and make coffee taylored to you.

It uses your scanned fingerprints to do it. Some features include timer programming, automatic descaling and machine self-cleaning. Of course a coffee machine that uses your fingerprint isn’t cheap. It will cost you $2,500.

YouTube and Yahoo pillows

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2010

Are you a fan of Youtube? Of course you are. It’s full of cute kitties and humans being hit in the crotch and whatnot. What about Yahoo? Well, then these pillows might be for you.

Rest your head on the web with these geek pillows from etsy. These handmade fleece pillows measure about 12″x12″ and are filled with 100% polyester fiberfill, not videos and photos from your account.

Mini Donut Factory makes six donuts at once

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2010

Who doesn’t love donuts? Nobody I know. And with this Mini Donut Factory you can make six at a time. Sure, donuts are supposed to be deep-fried, but it’s probably healthier this way anyhow.

Make as many as you want, right on your desk. The best part is that this Mini Donut Factory costs just $20. It’s totally worth it. I can taste them now. I’ll be getting one of these myself. Don’t tell my wife.